Maria Sharapova, one of the most popular players in the women’s Tennis circuit, has succeeded in qualifying for the 4th round at the Australian Open, in the single’s championship. With the victory 6-1 6-7 6-0 against the American competitor Lauren Davis, Sharapova celebrated the 600th victory of her career. It truly is an amazing achievement, were we to consider that she is currently 28-years-old, and her appetite for the game and for winning is still at high levels.

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Currently holding 5th place in the WTA, she has become a genuine world ambassador of tennis. Besides tennis, Maria has time and again been on the cover of famous magazines, being also a shoe designer and last but not least, owning a chain of sweet stalls. If you are one of Sharapova’s fans, you must have heard about the sweets called Sugarpova!

Now back to her performances on the tennis court, we must mention that Sharapova displayed genuine tennis artistry in the mid-2000's which is to remain engraved in the memory of all people who love this sport.

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In 2004, at just 17 years old, Maria won the Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship after a final with Serena Williams. This breathtaking achievement earned her a spot in the world elite of women’s tennis.

In 2006, at only 19, she won her 2nd career Grand Slam title at the US Open. In 2008, she excellently began the competing season, managing to make her mark at the Australian Open as well. She has also won the Rolland Garros in 2012 and in 2014.

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There are not many players able to showcase such a performance: the winning of all 4 Grand Slam titles.

Still, throughout the years, her overall performance was also marked by prolonged regression periods, mainly due to repeated shoulder injuries. After every injury Sharapova has nevertheless made an extraordinary comeback, making it again to the top of the WTA ranking.

Maria Sharapova is undoubtedly one of the players who left their mark on women’s professional tennis over the last decade, and this year’s edition of the Australian Open may be the perfect occasion for her to add another trophy to her collection. Maria has a consistent and precise game, and many of the tournament favorites have already left the competition after some surprising eliminations.

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